Sure it looks strange, but it actually tastes good. I always question recipes that say 'using your fingers, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.' I end up with messy hands and poorly mixed dough. But I gave it another go, weighed the flour first, tried not to 'overmix', 'kneaded just enough to tidy up', and put the mass on the baking sheet. It came out alright. Word has it that at least one person would actually pay me to make it again. Also, I could not decide between raisins or currants, so I used both. (See the big picture.) What the hell are sultanas, anyway? For a more presentable soda bread, see this one.